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Learn How to Treat a Burn

It’s time to learn how to treat a burn! Immediately apply cool running water to the burn for approximately 20 minutes. Remove any jewellery or restrictive clothing which has not adhered to the burn. Once the burn has been cooled, elevate the limb if possible to limit swelling. If the burn wasn’t caused by a […]

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Burns are injuries which are predominantly to the skin and superficial tissues (adipose). Burns can be caused by several external factors such as the sun, fire, hot materials and even extremely cold materials. In extreme cases, burns can even affect the bones through high voltage electrical injury. Assessment: The severity of the burn is assessed […]

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